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Offline newbee101

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An Incredible Nuc...
« on: May 10, 2007, 09:54:36 PM »
I have a overwintered nuc (with a locally mated, homegrown Queen) that is incredible. It made it through the winter in 2, 5 frame nuc bodies. It was transfered into a deep in March and I gave it a 2nd deep the first week of April. I can not believe how much brood is in this hive. There are at least 7 Full frames of brood. I put 3 drawn supers on 2 weeks ago. I decided after an inspection today (no swarm or supercedure cells) to give them a 3rd deep with drawn comb and new foundation. I do not want his hive to swarm and this will be my first 3 deep hive. Wish me luck. Pictures below.





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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 10:38:52 PM »
That is one hell of queen you have there.

That boys and girls is what we call a very nice brood frame.

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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 10:46:02 PM »
That x 7 frames, both sides = happy beekeeper!
I just hope that 3rd deep keeps them from swarming, before I get me some honey.
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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 01:08:09 PM »
That is what  I would say is NICE> :-D
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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 03:04:25 PM »
Wow.

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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 04:48:18 PM »
Get Ready for an explosion as soon as those all hatch...

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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 04:55:28 PM »
A few questions for you please. The pattern is excellent, particularly side to side. Do you use screened bottom boards? slatted racks? vented tops? type of foundation? Just curius is all...
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Re: An Incredible Nuc...
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 07:39:58 PM »
Thaks for the comments and questions.
Konasdad, I use screened bottom boards and Duragilt.
Shizzell, I know! Thats why as soon as i saw all that brood, I threw another deep body on.
I want a strong hive, this is my first 3 deep hive. I have 3 supers on also with drawn comb.
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